Night 5: Down under Gorna.   Posted by Wyrm of Wyrd.Group: 0
Wyrm of Wyrd
 GM, 270 posts
Sun 14 Jun 2015
at 02:34
Night 5: Down under Gorna
The audience with the ogre-mage Queen Moldavite ends with a simple wave of dismissal from the Queen. Her ogre guards quickly shepherd the group of visitors out of her great hall / temple and march them off on their appointed missions. One ogre leads Grakk the minotaur away towards the east to take up watch duty at the rocky outcrop south of the Oytwood. Die-Arda takes control of Rog with a rope tied around the dog's neck as a make-shift collar and lead. He walks with the rest of the group as they are lead back south through the marketplace. Two of the other ogre guards head off in the opposite direction with instructions to organise guards at all the sewer exits.

The whole 'city' is a fairly tightly packed settlement inside a defensive wall only about 1200-1500 feet in diameter. The spot that the group is lead to is at a crossroads about three-quarters of the way to the southern end of the city, which means the northern end of the sewer system exiting the city would be about 1200 feet to the north. The marketplace is about 300 feet to the north, the palace a further 300 feet north of the marketplace and the temple perhaps 300 feet east and a bit north from the current location.

The ogres point to a sturdy metal grill, 3 feet wide, set in the ground in the middle of the intersection. It is heavily crusted with dried filth. With deceptive ease one ogre lifts the grill and points down into the pit below it.

Below the grill is a 6ft diameter vertical shaft 12 feet deep, which ends at a horizontal shaft (6ft diameter) that heads off towards the northwest. There are a series of metal rungs forming a ladder down the southern side of the shaft. There is enough light in the shaft for those with lowlight vision but it looks like it will be pitch black in the sewer tunnels.

This message was last edited by the GM at 02:54, Sun 14 June 2015.

Bulldust
 player, 125 posts
 Nearly full grown Bugbear
 Moffdust's little bruvver
Sun 14 Jun 2015
at 03:26
Re: Night 5: Down under Gorna
Bulldust peers into the pit and sniffs.  "Smells like dis is da right place."  He hesitates for a moment, stroking back is spiked hair uncertainly.  The queen had not seen fit to gift him a hat.  He takes out the 3 foot long red pennant, the one with the gold flaming sword emblazoned on it that had come with his new longspear, drapes it over his head and ties it off under his chin.  He smooths back his hair spikes under the makeshift hood.  He grins "Now I's da queens royal shit-hole cleaner."

The bugbear drops his longspear point first into the pit, then lowers himself into the pit from the rim, dropping the last few feet.  He will arrange his longspear into the horizontal tunnel and sniff for enemies and traps, first peering ahead into the darkness then checking the condition of the iron rungs.

This message was last edited by the player at 04:35, Sun 14 June 2015.

Riza
 player, 97 posts
 Poison dusk lizardfolk
Sun 14 Jun 2015
at 03:50
Re: Night 5: Down under Gorna
Riza curses as she sees the utter pitch black of the sewer tunnels. After a string of curse words in draconic she turns to the others thats too dark for me to see, anyone got a light? She doesn't wait too long before rummaging around the nearby ruins of the buildings to find anything she can use for a couple of makeshift torches.

Once she has a light source she will make her way down into the sewers with the others, visibly annoyed.
Minmorc
 player, 227 posts
 I am fastest
 I am strongest
Sun 14 Jun 2015
at 14:20
Re: Night 5: Down under Gorna
Minmorc will grin at Rizas rummaging and will head down after Bulldust. He'll keep Vera out in case he can put her to good use but just in case things get too tight he'll draw a pitiful nameless dagger as well. "Oi Bully, looks like deys gonna see and hear us comin, time ter flush out der toilet, hur, hur, hur."
Moffdust
 player, 94 posts
 Female Goblin Sorcerer
 Bully's big sister
Mon 15 Jun 2015
at 10:12
Re: Night 5: Down under Gorna
"Sorry Lizzy Rizzy I's got no lights cos I can sees in de dark, and dem killers can sees us comin if wes got lights. Youse can closes yer eyeses, den it dont matters if its dark. He He." she snickers. Sometimes its good to be a little green gobbo in a poo hole. She nips down the ladder, unless Bully says its not safe.
Dregz
 player, 192 posts
 Goblin Priest
 As it is written !
Mon 15 Jun 2015
at 12:33
Re: Night 5: Down under Gorna
"Better'n gettin' our heads bitten off," Dregz stares down the ladder, trying to convince himself of the truth of his words.  "Wese are tough mudders - wese can do dis !"

Ensuring the Holy Book is as well wrapped as he can manage, the little goblin takes to the ladder.  Like Moffa he has no need of a light down there in the darkness, but won't object if others of his tribe do, particularly those who'll be waving around the heavy metal.

"Is not so ..." <cough, cough, retch> "... bad."
Wyrm of Wyrd
 GM, 271 posts
Mon 15 Jun 2015
at 14:19
Re: Night 5: Down under Gorna
Riza's quick search of a ruined house nearby quickly turns up an old hooded lantern that looks like it was simply abandoned in a corner when its oil ran out.
Arlein
 player, 59 posts
Mon 15 Jun 2015
at 16:08
Re: Night 5: Down under Gorna
In reply to Wyrm of Wyrd (msg # 7):

To those sensitive to such things, Arlein casts a cantrip for no noticeable effect.
Minmorc
 player, 228 posts
 I am fastest
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Mon 15 Jun 2015
at 18:46
Re: Night 5: Down under Gorna
The party will hear Minmorc ransack his haversack. When the cursing stops Minmorc will call up "don't have no oil but I gots these!" Two torches and a tinder twig will be thrust up out of the man hole. "Does man poo burn like Ork poo does?"
Jurz
 player, 241 posts
 Goblin Druid
Mon 15 Jun 2015
at 19:18
Re: Night 5: Down under Gorna
"Only when der poo is dry." the brown-skinned Goblin responds casually to Minmorc's question. "Aldough sometimes youse can make de poo-pits explode." he warns as he climbs down the ladder and looks both ways along the sewers.
Minmorc
 player, 229 posts
 I am fastest
 I am strongest
Mon 15 Jun 2015
at 20:39
Re: Night 5: Down under Gorna
While the group gets itself ready Minmorc will ponder the ramifications of being knee deep in exploding poo pit. "So... Should wes ave two torches ter fight fire wid fire?"
Riza
 player, 98 posts
 Poison dusk lizardfolk
Tue 16 Jun 2015
at 07:22
Re: Night 5: Down under Gorna
Riza fiddles around with the lantern, fills up the lantern with oil from her pouch, and gets it lit. we'll save the torches for when the lantern runs out minmorc, good we have them as backup though She hands the lantern to raven, here can you carry this, all my weapons need two hands to be of any use unfortunately, plus i can skulk around if someone else is holding it Riza will then head down into the poo tunnels with the rest of the group
Oopses
 player, 111 posts
 Goblin
Tue 16 Jun 2015
at 07:26
Re: Night 5: Down under Gorna
Ooppses reaches out for the lantern, as he thinks raven shoulds have her wing free too. Plus it saves him from having to atttack things.
Riza
 player, 99 posts
 Poison dusk lizardfolk
Tue 16 Jun 2015
at 10:21
Re: Night 5: Down under Gorna
Riza shrugs and hands the lantern to oopses, either way as long as someone holds the lantern she's happy
Wyrm of Wyrd
 GM, 272 posts
Tue 16 Jun 2015
at 14:11
Re: Night 5: Down under Gorna
OOC: What is your marching order going to be?

In this 6ft diameter sewer two small-size characters can walk side by side but medium-size characters (Bulldust, Minmorc and Raven) will need to go single file. Bulldust and Minmorc are over 6ft tall and will have to stoop to walk about down here. They will suffer a -2 circumstance penalty on a lot of skill checks and attack rolls. Medium size characters will also suffer a -2 circumstance penalty (non-cumulative) on attack rolls with one-handed or two-handed blunt or slashing weapons (not light weapons).

Minmorc
 player, 230 posts
 I am fastest
 I am strongest
Tue 16 Jun 2015
at 16:07
Re: Night 5: Down under Gorna
OOC: It looks like we have Riza out scouting, Bulldust and Minmorc up front, Oopses (with the lantern), Moffdust and Dregz in the middle and Jurz and Raven guarding the rear. Is everyone happy with this arrangement or would anyone like to be somewhere different?
Jurz
 player, 242 posts
 Goblin Druid
Tue 16 Jun 2015
at 18:12
Re: Night 5: Down under Gorna
Jurz is happy to drift towards the rear of the group so that he can keep a watch to the rear.  Which, conveniently, leaves most of the fighting to the big'uns.

However, he draws his scimitar, so that he is ready should they be attacked from behind.  "Ready when you are." he mutters happy to leave battle tactic to those who make that their business.
Minmorc
 player, 231 posts
 I am fastest
 I am strongest
Tue 16 Jun 2015
at 18:40
Re: Night 5: Down under Gorna
Tactics... We're winning, keep stabbing, we're losing, run and/or hide right?  ; )
Dregz
 player, 193 posts
 Goblin Priest
 As it is written !
Wed 17 Jun 2015
at 11:52
Re: Night 5: Down under Gorna
Tactics are for paladins.

Dregz is more than happy to trail after Bully and Minmoc - let's face it, anything that might get past that pair is going to struggle to get around their cooling corpses.  Though the little goblin priest will suggest to Oopses that he keeps a precautionary distance between himself and Vera.

"An' dey descended into der noisome darkness," Dregz intones.  "Noisome means dat der will be lots of noise," he preemptively explains to Bully.
Wyrm of Wyrd
 GM, 273 posts
Thu 18 Jun 2015
at 14:57
Re: Night 5: Down under Gorna
When everyone is down the ladder they head off along the first of the sewer tunnels. The bottom of the tunnel is wet and slippery with a foul-smelling mess that soon coats their boots. The sewer tunnel heads northwest for about 170 feet before opening up into the base of a 15ft diameter chamber about 10 feet high.

There is a short, 6ft diameter, vertical shaft leading upward from the top of this chamber to another metal grill like the one they came down into the sewers before.

Two other horizontal 6ft sewer tunnels lead out from this chamber to the north and west. About 5 feet down the western sewer lies the body of a dead goblin and 20 feet down the northern sewer are the bodies of another pair of goblins. Even from this distance it is obvious that there is an awful lot of dried blood splashed around all three bodies.

OOC: Main game map updated.
Minmorc
 player, 232 posts
 I am fastest
 I am strongest
Fri 19 Jun 2015
at 16:02
Re: Night 5: Down under Gorna
Minmorc will plant his boot on Bully's behind and give him a good push into the middle of the chamber, Vera at the ready. He'll wait a few seconds to jab anything that drops on Bully, if nothing falls he will move to the western tunnel and from ten feet jab the goblin body there. Either way he intend to give something a good jabbing.